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7 Ways You Can Celebrate the Blueberry’s 100th Birthday

As July 1 marks the beginning of National Blueberry Month, we’re kicking off a year-long celebration commemorating 100 years since the first commercial crop of blueberries made its way from farm to table. Here are 7 ways you can celebrate #100YearsofGrowin this July!

  1. Say #HappyBdayBlueberries, and you could win! 
    Join our month-long photo contest on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Just tag your most creative photo wishing us a happy birthday using #HappyBdayBlueberries and you could win an at-home blueberry birthday party kit for you and 10 friends. Plus, a weekly favorite will win a $100 Visa® gift card for our 100th!screen-contest
  1. Sign up for the Food Truck Bike Tour in D.C.
    See the sights while taking in the tastes of some of D.C.’s favorite food trucks and their blueberry-infused menu items! To check out the D.C. tour schedule and to register, visit Capital City BikeTours.
  1. Enjoy a FREE cupcake on us on 7/16
    On July 16, D.C.’s Curbside Cupcakes will be serving 800 blueberry cupcakes for FREE in celebration of the blueberry’s 100th birthday! Meet us at Farragut West Metro Stop at 11:00 a.m. to get your own special treat!Cupcake-retouch
  1. Visit the National Museum of American History
    As one of the few fruits native to the U.S., blueberries will be featured throughout July in the Stars and Stripes Café at this Smithsonian favorite.
  1. Discover blueberries in the cafés at other iconic locations
    New York City: the Met and the Guggenheim
    Boston: the Museum of Fine Arts and Museum of Science
    D.C.: the American Museum of Natural History, the National Museum of the American Indian, the National Museum of Natural History and the Kennedy Center
    Atlanta: the Georgia Aquarium
  1. Find a blueberry festival near you
    Celebrate blueberries by attending a festival in your area. Find local festivals here.
  1. Get cookin’ in your own kitchen!
    Check out the Featured Recipes on our homepage for a mix of classic and current blueberry recipes.

Explore our website to discover more about the history of blueberries, and share your #HappyBdayBlueberries wish using Facebook, Instagram and Twitter all month long!

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